News From The Matthews

ArtCentral: “Me, The Other” first film of series

ArtCentral: “Me, The Other” Film Festival kick-off movie

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

The “What would it be like to live in a town where every house looked exactly the same (color, shape, landscaping)?” What if there was only one flavor of ice cream (mocha!), and no rainbow sprinkles? Without variety, this world would be a very boring and unhappy place!

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ArtCentral: Film Festival – Season Two

ArtCentral: Film Festival — Season Two

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

This fall, we are excited to bring the second season of the ArtCentral Film Festival to The Matthews in Spearfish. All films are FREE to our community, thanks to the support of the Northern Black Hills Rotary Club and the Bush Foundation through our 2016 Community Innovation Grant. The four films relate thematically to the mission of the Rotary Club and the goals of ArtCentral and demonstrate how our community is stronger when our organizations work together.

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ArtCentral: Linking Fences in Spearfish and Beyond

Linking Fences in Spearfish and Beyond June

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Starting this week, Spearfish will see a few Linking Fences projects start to appear. We are excited to highlight a few of the projects here!

“Crocheting Our Community” is a project developed by Sandra Callies, together with Joel Adams and Rose Marie Ludeman, will be installed on the tennis court fence at Spearfish City Park. Several Spearfish residents are helping to crochet large-scale doilies out of twine.

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Auditions announced for 7th Theater on the Run

Aug. 2-3 | AUDITIONS for Theater on the Run
The 7th Theater on the Run (TOTR) production has scheduled the auditions for 6:30-8 p.m, Aug. 2 and 3, in The Matthews’ theater. 
There are various roles for male and female — age ranges 16+. 

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Bethany Kindsvogel

Bethany Kindsvogel began her career in art as a teenager in high school. Watercolor has remained her medium of choice and she has grown in skill and intellect through her college years.

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Paula Manley

Paula Manley’s artwork is influenced by her exploration of the meaning of home. Growing up, Paula always had a project to work on. Her mother was an artist who taught Paula the joy of creating. Snow days were her favorite, because she could spend the entire day creating art at home. Her paintings reflecting both actual and fictional events, and all her work explores our culture’s concept of “home.” She views her paintings as metaphors for the universal challenges and joys that affect people’s lives.

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Susan Love

Susan Love’s bright colors and textures hit the canvas, changing traditional western scenes into contemporary paintings.

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Sue Sasso | Oil Painter

 
This series of paintings, the “yellow cloth series,”  is tied together with the cloth and background wall. Variety was achieved by varying the bone, antlers, fruit, and other fabrics. One of the motivating ideas in this series and many of Sue’s still life paintings are the combination of brightly colored fruit and bleached bones. In some ways this juxtaposition is a metaphor for life – are you living life to the fullest or withering away in silent despair?  Personally, it is also a representation of Sue’s faith.

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